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I see someone couldn't finish this and I don't know why. I think it's very good, not long and kept my interest. Small town hijinx again like JT usually does well. I think there are too many MTv influenced people out there anymore who need wall to wall action and don't have time for story or character development. Noir isn't always about shooting, it's best when it's about the existential plight of people stuck somewhere and making bad expedient choices to get ahead.
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I thought that this book might be written by the contemporary Jim Thompson, a great writer who lives in Michigan and writes a lot of tough-guy outdoorsy stuff. I was mistaken. The book is really awful. The writing is turgid, stiff and full of cliches. I'd never heard of the narrator, and I suppose he does a decent job given the material he has, but as they say about putting lipstick on a pig...The story is about a couple who have a violent relationship. They own a movie theatre, way back when a dollar bought a lot. They get pressured by distributors, can only show certain movies on certain dates, have to borrow chairs from a nearby church, and so forth. I just found nothing redeeming about the work. There is absolutely no humor of any kind to leaven the misery. You just cannot care about these people. I kept listening for a while, curious if there was anything coming that would catch my interest and make the book worth the one credit. To be brief, it isn't.
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